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Summer Internships at the Saint Louis Art Museum (Full-Time, Paid)

The Saint Louis Art Museum is offering four full-time paid summer internships in 2019.

Summer Interns will be exposed to the breadth of work taking place at the Museum through project work and a series of talks and tours. Each intern will work on specific projects, primarily with curatorial staff; some projects will involve or might be led by staff in other active art-related groups such as collections, registration, exhibitions, or learning and engagement. Examples of interns' potential tasks include research on or cataloging of works of art, preparation for future installations and exhibitions, or interpretation of objects for a range of audiences; all projects will give interns professional development learning opportunities, and provide meaningful support for the Museum's art-related initiatives.

The Saint Louis Art Museum is home to a collection of over 34,000 works from around the globe, art that dates from ancient times to the present. In collaboration with colleagues throughout the Museum, curatorial staff in seven departments collect, study, interpret, and display objects that are considered in geographic, chronological, or media-based categories.
The curatorial departments are:
• Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
• Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
(includes ancient South and Central American art, and ancient to contemporary Native American art)
• Asian Art (art of Japan, Korea, China, other Asian cultures; plus Islamic art)
• American Art (U.S. Colonial to 20th Century)
• Decorative Arts and Design
• European Art to 1800 (includes ancient Mediterranean art)
• Modern and Contemporary Art

For all four internships:
• Start date is fixed: Monday, June 10, 2019
• Schedule will be Monday through Friday, 7.5 hours per day
• Internship concludes when intern completes 300 hours in early August
• Interns will be paid biweekly at $12/hour rate; pay will total $3,600 upon completion of 300 hours
• Open to advanced undergraduates and graduate students at all levels

Deadline to submit complete applications: Friday, March 15th

A complete application will include:
• Statement (describe professional goals and relevance of this internship)
• Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable for application; finalists will be asked for official)
• Work experience (volunteer and paid)
• Foreign language, if any (reading, writing, speaking levels)
• Academic writing sample (must include footnotes, full citations, and bibliography; 7-10 pages required)
• Three references (at least two must be a professor or academic advisor)

Applicants will be notified on or before April 5th.

Please contact Kalina Irving, Sr. Admin. Assistant, Curatorial Affairs and Museum Programs ( with any questions about this opportunity.

Please visit the 'External Link' below for more information about the internship program and application requirements.


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